What’s New in Children’s Picture Books, February 2014

Reading Tip: Run your finger under the words of the title or any repeated phrase in a book and have children join you in saying the repetitive phrase. This will give children an awareness of how letters make up words.

All Through My Town. All Through My Town by Jean Reidy
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text take the reader on a tour around town. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Towns, Transportation

The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
There is a large black rabbit chasing him, and no matter where he runs, the shadowy rabbit follows. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Shades and Shadows

Digger and Tom by Sebastien Braun
The building site will not be ready until one last rock is removed, and although the big machines all have a go at it, only Little Digger has what it takes to get the job done. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Determination

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein
A newly hatched dinosaur learns - in her own way - how to give a kiss. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Dinosaurs, Kisses

Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Illustrations and rhyming text portray the birthday party of a beloved baby. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Theme: Birthdays

How To by Julie Morstad
This book explores imaginative ways of doing things, such as how to wonder, how to see the breeze and how to be brave. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Play, Behavior, Imagination

I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue. Appropriate for ages 2-5
Themes: Colors, Animals

Lottie Paris and the Best Place. Lottie Paris and the Best Place by Angela Johnson
Lottie Paris goes to the library, her favorite place in the world, and makes a new friend. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Themes: Libraries, African American

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
A picture book about baby Billy, who is born with a mustache, and his parents, who must figure out if it is a Good-Guy mustache, or a Bad-Guy mustache. Appropriate for ages 3-5
Theme: Behavior

A Special Gift for Grammy by Jean Craighead George
When Hunter collects a pile of stones that he leaves on his grandmother's porch, the neighbors use them. Appropriate for ages 4-5
Themes: Grandparents, Rocks




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